REACTION PAPERS:Each student is required to participate in 2 learning activities outside class this semester and then write 2 reaction papers summarizing what you did and learned. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself, your relationships and/or any topic related to human sexuality and sexual health.
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR REACTION PAPERS:
1. Read an article from a magazine or journal. 2. Read chapters from The Guide to Getting it On. 3. Watch relevant TV programs and documentaries. A great source for
documentaries is www.topdocumentaryfilms.com. Netflix also has
many interesting documentaries. 5. Take surveys and/or give them to others to take/discuss with you. 6. Attend a relevant lecture, workshop or conference. 7. Read a book related to sexuality or relationships. Look at the list of
recommended books I’ve provided. You are not limited to that list. 8. Watch a movie relevant to class. Do look at the list of movies I’ve
recommended. You are not limited to that list. Films On Demand –
available through the OCC Library website – offers many film options. 9. Individual “Field Trips” to community agencies, sex toy stores, Museum
of Tolerance, or more controversial places like an adult book store, erotic dancing, gay establishment/event, dungeon, or nude beach. In order for these to count it needs to be a new experience for you. You are only allowed 1 paper per activity. For example you can’t write about visiting 2 sex toy stores or going to 2 gay clubs.
10.Interview persons whose sexuality or sexual experiences/socialization is different from yours. Prepare by making a list of relevant questions.
11.Have a detailed conversation with a friend or someone you’d like to be closer with about each other’s sexuality. Prepare by making a list of relevant questions.
12.Participate in small group discussions with other classmates or friends. 13.Explore non-pornographic sexual websites. See list of recommended
websites. You are not limited to these websites. 14.Accept some of my challenges!15.Anything else that would be meaningful to you. I do encourage you to
think about activities or projects that would be personally meaningful. You may create a special project or do some research of your own.
Do not participate in activities that are against the law for reaction papers.
REQUIRED FORMAT FOR REACTION PAPERS:
All papers should be properly identified with your name and class, and whether it’s Reaction Paper #1, Reaction Paper #2, or Extra Credit Papers.
Clearly identify what you did and what it was about. Include your reasons for choosing this activity or topic. List reference. For example:
a. Title of article, author, source, date. b. Title of TV program/documentary, channel, date. c. Name of place you visited, city d. State your project (interview, challenge, etc.)
List 5 statements of information or facts you learned (things you learned about topic, person, yourself, etc). Please number your statements and make sure they are clearly visible. Do not imbed them in paragraphs.
Summarize your reactions, feelings and opinions regarding your learning activity. How does this relate to your life? This should be the main part of your paper. I want to know what you got out of the activity and why you responded the way you did.